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po•lit•i•cal(pəˈlɪt ɪ kəl)
politics policy political
The noun politics is usually used to refer to the methods by which people get, keep, and use power in a country or society.
When politics is used like this, you can use either a singular or plural form of a verb with it. It is more common to use a singular form.
Politics can refer to a particular set of beliefs about how countries should be governed or power should be used. When you use politics like this, you use a plural form of a verb with it.
Politics can also refer to the study of the ways in which countries are governed, and of the ways in which people get and use power. When you use politics like this, you must use a singular form of a verb with it.
There is no noun 'politic'. To refer to a course of action or plan that has been agreed upon by a government or political party, use policy.
Don't use 'politic' as an adjective to mean 'relating to politics'. Use political.
|Adj.||1.||political - involving or characteristic of politics or parties or politicians; "calling a meeting is a political act in itself"- Daniel Goleman; "political pressure"; "a political machine"; "political office"; "political policy"|
nonpolitical - not political
|2.||political - of or relating to your views about social relationships involving authority or power; "political opinions"|
|3.||political - of or relating to the profession of governing; "political career"|
I'm not political → no me interesa mucho la política
the play is very political → esta obra tiene mucho contenido político
political correctness N → progresismo m ideológico
political correspondent N → corresponsal mf político/a
political economy N → economía f política
political editor N → editor(a) m/f político/a
political levy N → impuesto m político
political prisoner N → preso/a m/f político/a
political process N → proceso m político
political science N → ciencias fpl políticas
political scientist N → experto/a m/f en ciencias políticas
He was always very political → Il a toujours fait beaucoup de politique. political partypolitical asylum n
to ask for political asylum → demander le droit d'asile (politique)political correctness n → le politiquement correct
in this age of political correctness → à l'heure du politiquement correct
It would be a shame if political correctness prevented a debate on multiculturalism → Il serait dommage que le politiquement correct empêche le débat sur le multiculturalisme.
this daft outbreak of political correctness → cette poussée absurde du politiquement correct